Archive for August, 2017


Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Writing this quickly because it’s curry and cava night, the summer guests have all gone home, it’s the first night for months that it has been only Moira and I in our house alone, just the cats, curry and cava for company.
The weekend went well I presume, Friday was back to normal as Cerrie had returned from England as she was sick of the cold. Back to normal in the sense that we went to Pepes.
Saturday I worked in the morning then we went to the market, came home. Had something to eat then I went to do a couple more hours of work. That night we stayed in having met Inger in the bar first for a couple or 3.
Sunday we went to the beach, a different beach this time, one we haven’t been to since before we had the fiat, nice beach, nice sea to swim in and nice picnic. That night we stayed in and probably went to bed early.

Use the tips of your fingers

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

2 thirds of the way through summer and it feels like it has been a long one,definitely eventful but slightly long.
This weekend started of with the village Fiesta Mayor. It kind of had started a few days before hand with an art exhibition of an artist from the village and then the day after a contemporary dancer doing her bit, all in the mayors new hall. Friday night was dancing night, I made it till 2 in the morning, would have stayed longer but my dancing partner was going and I had work in the morning.
Saturday was a work day at least a work morning and then a sit by the pool and recover afternoon. We didn’t go to the music that night as neither of us had the energy.
Sunday when the guests had got them selves sorted, we went to the beach. I had a clever plan of parking in Roses and walking to Petit Canyelles, forgetting how far it is. We managed, had a beer when we got there, then we both made the effort not to fall asleep while sunbathing.
There was more music in the square when we got home so went along to that for a while as its old fashioned music sang in Catalan and not to Moira’s liking, nor the hot sweet beverage that is traditionally served at this sort of gathering.

The arrows don’t stick

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

Just remembered it’s Tuesday, blog day, having forgotten last week I’m out of the habit also it’s a bank holiday today in Spain something to do with Mary.last week end was manic, we had Farah and Jon here, in that some nights they where staying in Villajuiga, one night here and then some nights in the camping of Garriguella, this was while we had the house full of bed and breakfast guests. Busy busy busy
This weekend was a weekend to recover and catch up, that was the idea, Friday night we met John and Tina in the bar for a couple. Saturday both me and Moira worked, even though I had popped something out on my back, luckily I had a back support belt, bit to big for me but it kind of does the job, that ad deep heat. That afternoon we went to Empuria Brava to buy swimming pool chemicals but the shop was shut Saturday afternoons, luckily it opens Sunday morning. That night evening we stayed in.
Sunday I went to get swimming pool chemicals and get the pool water tested tip: don’t take water to be tested in a old fizzy water bottle, it affects the pH.
Moira had a change over so she had loads to do, still we had time to go and see Irena and her Roses and to drink to much white wine for a Sunday afternoon came home for a siesta.
That night we stayed in as well.
Today, the bank holiday, I took the opera unity to do gardens that I would normally do Saturday and had time to plant Irenas Roses finally as the weather is forecast to cool down a bit.
We have been invited to Jon and Tina’s tonight after I go no chat to Joanna.

German Cava

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

What a great weekend, Ouli and Harry arrived on Friday, a really nice couple from Germany, Natalie and Andy arrived Saturday and Sara and Carlos were supposed to arrive on Sunday but due to strikes at the arrived Monday.
Friday night we stayed in
Saturday morning I worked then went to pick Nat and Andy up from Figueres us station taking the opportunity to buy some peanuts while I was there. That night we went to Can Batlle for the first time this summer, as good as always.
Sunday Nat, Andy and I went for a walk while Moira got the house tidy for Sara and Carlos. Then we went to Irenas as it was her birthday and probably drunk to much for a Sunday afternoon sitting amongst the vines.
Monday night as it was Nat and Andys last night we went to Pepes, it was buy which is a good thing, we didn’t stay late as I was driving them to the airport at 4 in the morning Tuesday morning.